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post #8611 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I've read conflicting reports. Some say that the Soloist is the best with the HE-500 while others say it's good but not great. I'm wondering if they're the kind of cans that benefit from some coloration from the amp. I'll report my findings once mine are delivered.

A lot of people don't like the Soloist with LCD-2 but I couldn't fault it at all.


Thats not new to me..as we all hear differently and like different music... So everyone has its own opinion (as long its a honest one..as some sound like parrots..saying what others say..and not their own opinion) and we respect that..
From my experience e he500 does like tube amps..like woo audio wa2, taboo and ofcourse my 337/339.. But u have to be careful here as he500 needs juice to sing..and most budget tubeys dont deliver.. But ss amps..like the v200 can be good also..
In general i believe:
dark headphone- get brighter amp
Brighter headphone- get more warm sounding amp

So u get a balanced rig..imho ofcourse..

But i also said once: there is no a so-called perfect amp for the he500 everyone likes.. I wish there was..head fi would be so much simpler then biggrin.gif

And another thing... I used my 337 as reference... So i compared those amps to my 337... If i say rawsounding..i meant compared to my 337.. It can be that comparing to other amps it could have softer treble compared to those...
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/18/13 at 5:56am
post #8612 of 18078
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Hey..if ur in holland..pm me...maybe i can help u with ur doubts if ur still looking for an amp for ur he500..spreek je later wink.gif


I would take you up on the offer but I could get the Burson HA-160DS for a good price at a store because it was a demo model. Since it's a DAC and AMP and a allround performer as I read I could not take it. Now I'm looking for a upgrade from my HE-400 to go with them. :wink:

post #8613 of 18078
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I would take you up on the offer but I could get the Burson HA-160DS for a good price at a store because it was a demo model. Since it's a DAC and AMP and a allround performer as I read I could not take it. Now I'm looking for a upgrade from my HE-400 to go with them. wink.gif

I have a nice Conductor for sale if you're interested wink.gif
post #8614 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I have a nice Conductor for sale if you're interested wink.gif
Lolz...I had to read his post twice..but i think he meant he bought the 160 already and is now looking to upgrade his he400.. beerchug.gif
But otherwise its a good deal u sell it for..good luck with it.
Edited by hifimanrookie - 10/18/13 at 6:06am
post #8615 of 18078
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

Lolz...I had to read his post twice..but i think he meant he bought the 160 already and is now looking to upgrade his he400.. beerchug.gif

He'll have to elucidate further because that post wasn't very clear to me either :-)
post #8616 of 18078
Oh yes, I get it now.
post #8617 of 18078

Haha, sorry. It's pretty vague. I bought the Burson HA-160DS because I got a good deal on it. Now I'm looking for a upgrade over my HE-400. I think it's gonna be the HE-500 because I like the Hifiman sound a lot.

post #8618 of 18078
He 500 great upgrade over HE 400
post #8619 of 18078
What appealed to me about the HE-500 is its reputation for being a great all-rounder. I listen to all kinds of music and like my headphones to have a good genre bandwidth.

I'm a little concerned about them being painful to wear. Having said that, I had no comfort issues with the LCD-2.
post #8620 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

What appealed to me about the HE-500 is its reputation for being a great all-rounder. I listen to all kinds of music and like my headphones to have a good genre bandwidth.

I'm a little concerned about them being painful to wear. Having said that, I had no comfort issues with the LCD-2.

Just tweak the HE500 around a bit after you receive them, and comfort concerns should be ameliorated for you. Specifically, you wanna reshape the headband to work with the shape of your head, and the clamp force with how wide your head is. Another possibility is to use some WD40 or mineral oil in the yoke pivots so the pivoting is smooth.

post #8621 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

What appealed to me about the HE-500 is its reputation for being a great all-rounder. I listen to all kinds of music and like my headphones to have a good genre bandwidth.

I'm a little concerned about them being painful to wear. Having said that, I had no comfort issues with the LCD-2.

If you had no issues with the LCD2, you REALLY shouldn't have issues with the 500.

post #8622 of 18078
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

If you had no issues with the LCD2, you REALLY shouldn't have issues with the 500.

Really? I was led to believe that HE-500 was less comfortable than LCD-2. Every review I've read has cited the lack of comfort of the HE-500 as a major drawback. I suppose it's a subjective thing.
post #8623 of 18078
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


Really? I was led to believe that HE-500 was less comfortable than LCD-2. Every review I've read has cited the lack of comfort of the HE-500 as a major drawback. I suppose it's a subjective thing.

Could be I just have a weird head :ph34r:

post #8624 of 18078
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Really? I was led to believe that HE-500 was less comfortable than LCD-2. Every review I've read has cited the lack of comfort of the HE-500 as a major drawback. I suppose it's a subjective thing.

 

I own the HE-500 (using with velour pads) and tried the LCD-2 with the leather pads, and I personally did not have an issue with either. The HE-500 took a bit of getting used to at first (I came from the HD650) due to the weight, but now I can have it on all night no problem. I tried the LCD-2s at a meet over the summer and it has the same kind feel, I just find the leather pads a little suffocating and overheats my ears. Probably the same reason why I use the velour pads on the HE500 oevr the pleather ones.

 

fyi, i have a small head, my friend who has a large head does find the fit a bit uncomfortable, but also noted that he found over time, my HE-500 got more comfortable.

post #8625 of 18078
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Originally Posted by ngyu View Post
 

 

I own the HE-500 (using with velour pads) and tried the LCD-2 with the leather pads, and I personally did not have an issue with either. The HE-500 took a bit of getting used to at first (I came from the HD650) due to the weight, but now I can have it on all night no problem. I tried the LCD-2s at a meet over the summer and it has the same kind feel, I just find the leather pads a little suffocating and overheats my ears. Probably the same reason why I use the velour pads on the HE500 oevr the pleather ones.

 

fyi, i have a small head, my friend who has a large head does find the fit a bit uncomfortable, but also noted that he found over time, my HE-500 got more comfortable.

 

Well of course you don't. You own the best HE-500 ever made.:beerchug:

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